Skill

Aiming High

The ability to set clear, tangible goals and devise a robust route to achieving them.

What this skill covers

  • Working effectively
  • Setting goals
  • Creating plans
  • Developing long-term strategies

What is this skill about?

This skill is about being able to plan effectively – both to achieve organisational goals, and also to set your own personal development targets. Initially, this is about knowing when something is too difficult, and having a sense of what doing well looks like for you.

The focus is then about working with care and attention, taking pride in success and having a positive approach to new challenges. Building on this, it is about how you set goals for yourself, informed by an understanding of what is needed, and then be able to order and prioritise tasks, secure resources and involve others effectively.

At the higher steps, the focus is creating plans informed by your own skill set, with clear targets, and building on external views. At the most advanced level, individuals develop long-term strategies. These are informed by an assessment of internal and external factors, structured through regular milestones and feedback loops.

Module Structure

Each step in this skill requires you to work through 3 stages.

  • Identify

    Read, watch and listen to the content.

  • Practise

    Show that you've understood the content by completing activities.

  • Articulate

    Reflect and discuss what you've learned.

Learn your own way

  • You don't need to learn the skill steps in order.

  • You can move back and forward between steps at anytime - you can even revisit them at a later date!

  • Don't want to do an exercise just yet? no problem - come back to it again later.